Webinar 3: The How – A Proven and Practical Model to Guide the Development of Local Alcohol Policies

Preventing Underage Drinking and Excessive Drinking among Adults through Alcohol Policy

Webinar 3: The How - A Proven and Practical Model to Guide the Development of Local Alcohol Policies


Dates & Times

States and American Samoa
March 15, 2023
03:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. Arizona
03:00 p.m. - 05:00 p.m. Pacific 
12:00 p.m. - 02:00 p.m. Hawaii
11:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m. American Samoa              

Pacific Jurisdictions
March 16, 2023
10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Republic of the Marshall Islands
09:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Pohnpei and Kosrae
08:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Chuuk, and Yap
07:00 a.m. - 09:00 a.m. Republic of Palau
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Webinar Description

This is the third part of a 3-part series focused on alcohol policy. In collaboration with the Southeast PTTC and the US Alcohol Policy Alliance, this interactive webinar provides an answer to the question, ‘How do we do alcohol policy at the local level?’ The session will provide an overview of The 10-step Policy Adoption Model utilized by the Southeast PTTC.

In this webinar, participants will explore:

  • How to identify coalition strengths and challenges related to policy development and implementation
  • Understand the five internal steps of the Policy Adoption Model necessary to prepare a policy for public discussion, debate and support
  • Learn the five external steps of the policy process with an emphasis on media advocacy, community organizing and post-adoption policy compliance 



Community, tribal, jurisdiction, and state-level substance misuse prevention practitioners and allied health partners located in the Pacific Southwest region, including American Samoa, Arizona, California, Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Republic of Marshall Islands, and Republic of Palau. 



Michael Sparks is an Alcohol Policy Specialist and President of SparksInitiatives. His primary interest is in assisting communities to implement evidence-based environmental strategies to reduce alcohol and other drug problems. Among others, Michael is currently working with Wake Forest University, St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation and Health Foundation of South Florida on a range of public health issues. He currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the US Alcohol Policy Alliance.




Sara Cooley Broschart leads the newly established Center for Advancing Alcohol Science to Practice. Sara is a public health leader with over a decade of experience in substance use prevention at local, regional and state levels. Contribution to community has been a driving value, and she is thrilled to work with communities nationwide in her new role. Her experience includes advising alcohol and marijuana regulators on policy and best practices, developing innovative methods to engage community voices in policy making activities, building a statewide alcohol policy alliance from the ground up, and establishing a health network in rural Nicaragua. Sara has done extensive graduate work in Cultural Anthropology and Public Health at the University of Michigan and holds a BA in Biology and Anthropology from the University of Virginia.



Liz Parsons joined the Center as Associate Director this spring. She has worked in the youth and community health field for 20 years, specializing in youth substance use prevention for the last 14 years. She has led local youth substance use prevention initiatives in several communities in Massachusetts and was a leader in the public health response to Massachusetts’ review of alcohol laws. Liz has presented about local and state alcohol policy implementation at local and national forums. She especially enjoys supporting public health professionals in their efforts to increase awareness and knowledge about impactful alcohol policies and connecting alcohol policy research with practitioner efforts in communities. Liz has a master of education from the University of Bristol, UK. 






Recording for Webinar 1 - The Why - Alcohol Policy: A Community Approach to Reduce Community Harms

Register for Webinar 2 - The What - Evidence-based Alcohol Policies to Reduce Community Level Harms, February 22, 2023

Register for Webinar 3 - The How - A Proven and Practical Model to Guide the Development of Local Alcohol Policies, March 15, 2023


Continuing Education

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance for 2 hours for this live webinar event.



Please contact Karen Totten ([email protected]) for any questions related to registration.  For any other questions, please contact Britany Weile ([email protected]).


Starts: Mar. 15, 2023 3:00 pm
Ends: Mar. 15, 2023 5:00 pm
Registration Deadline
March 15, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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